Cougars fall to 0-6




The Greenfield-Central boys basketball team was edged by Yorktown Friday, falling 45-44.

G-C dropped to 0-6 on the season, while the Tigers continued their hot start by moving to 5-0.

The Cougars grabbed a 12-5 lead after a quarter, but the hosts quickly rebounded with a 16-7 scoring advantage in the second quarter to go up 21-19 by halftime.

Coach Josh Johnson’s squad grabbed a 33-31 lead after three quarters, but couldn’t close, surrendering consecutive 3-pointers in the final frame that would prove to be his team’s undoing.

“We were one bucket away, one defensive stop away. You can always say things like, ‘What if things had gone like that?’” said the fourth-year G-C coach. “We give up back-to-back 3’s and then on the offensive end we missed five free throws in the fourth quarter.”

Derek Conley (15 points) and Tyler Batton (12 points) paced the visitors on the offensive end.

Grant Wolfe added seven rebounds and Zach Batton dished out four assists for the Cougars, who fell to 0-2 in Hoosier Heritage Conference play.

Greenfield-Central is off for nearly two weeks until it travels to Eastern Hancock in the Hancock County Tournament to take on the Royals Dec. 27 at 11:30 a.m.

BOYS VARSITY

Yorktown 45, Greenfield-Central 44

GC — Conley 5-14 5-6 15, T.Batton 5-6 0-2 12, Keener 3-6 0-0 8, Wolfe 2-3 0-2 4, Hall 1-3 0-0 3, Oleksy 1-4 0-0 2, Z.Batton 0-1 0-0 0. Totals — 17-37 5-10 44.

YT — Morey 4-10 0-0 10, Davis 3-12 3-5 9, Bibbs 3-7 2-2 8, Neal 3-5 2-2 8, Miller 3-5 0-0 7, Moore 1-3 0-0 3. Totals — 17-44 7-9 45.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

YT (5-0, 1-0HHC)  5 16 10 14 — 45

G-C (0-6, 0-2HHC) 12 7 14 11 — 44

Three-pt. field goals: G-C 5-11 (T.Batton 2-3, Keener 2-4, Hall 1-1), YT 4-16 (Morey 2-6, Miller 1-3, Moore 1-2).

Rebounds: G-C 21 (Wolfe 7, Oleksy 4, Z.Batton 3, Keener 3, T.Batton 2, Conley 2), YT 10 (Morey 2, Davis 2, Neal 2, Bibbs 1, Brumley 1). Assists: G-C 12 (Z.Batton 4, Keener 3, Hall 2, T.Batton 1, Conley 1), YT 1 (Davis 1). Steals: G-C 10 (Conley 4, Keener 2, Oleksy 1, Z.Batton 1, Hall 1, T.Batton 1), YT 2 (Bibbs 1). Blocks: G-C 4 (Oleksy 4),YT 3 (Davis 2). Total fouls: G-C 13, YT 14. Fouled out: None. Turnovers: G-C 21, YT 4.

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